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Argentine Falkland Propaganda Olympics 2012

The UK defence secretary has criticised a "tasteless, provocative" advert showing an Argentine athlete training on a UK war memorial in the Falklands.

The political advert shows hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg training in the Falklands ahead of London 2012.

It ends with: "To compete on English soil we train on Argentine soil."

Philip Hammond told Sky News it was "very insulting" to the many UK servicemen and women "who gave their lives protecting the Falkland Islands".

"I also think it's a breach of one of the fundamental principles of the Olympics: That politics is set aside, that nobody should exploit the Olympic logo, the Olympic message, for political purposes," he added.

"I hope the International Olympic Committee will be looking at that."

Secret filming

The advert - broadcast in Argentina on Wednesday night - is the latest measure by Argentina to reassert its claim to the

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Added: May-4-2012 Occurred On: May-2-2012
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Location: East Falkland, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (load item map)
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